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Oriental fruit fly back

Saturday 12 April 2014 | Published in Environment

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Oriental fruit fly back
The oriental fruit fly is very destructive to fruit and attacks ripe pawpaw, avocado and bananas – the pests are currently found in Tahiti, Hawaii, the Marianas and many countries through South East Asia. The female Oriental fruit fly can lay up to 3000 eggs which take 16 days to develop from eggs to adult. 14041130

An outbreak of the oriental fruit fly pest in the Puaikura district has been confirmed by Agriculture officials, who will be working overtime this weekend to contain the pest.

An outbreak of the oriental fruit fly pest in the Puaikura district has been confirmed by Agriculture officials, who will be working overtime this weekend to contain the pest.


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